Thursday, February 21, 2013

News & Events from St. John's




FEBRUARY 21, 2013



Sunday, February 24, 2013

Lent 2

8:00 and 10:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist at St. John


The God of Abraham; Creator of the earth and skies;

O love of God; Take up your cross


Psalm 27; Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18; Philippians 3:17-4:1; Luke 13:31-35


Celebrant: The Rev. Debbie Little Wyman

Usher:  ______

First Lesson/Psalm: Ann Cox Halkett

Second Lesson: Patsy Fogarty

Prayers: Susan Buell

Chalice: Floy Ervin

Acolyte: Ted Fletcher (8:00); Spencer Ervin (10:00)

Altar Guild: Margot Haertel


Thursdays at 12:30 p.m.

February 28 – Holy Communion


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Office Hours:

8:30-2:30, Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays

Michele Daley, Parish Administrator

Fr. Timothy Fleck will be at St. John’s (244-3229) on Tuesdays and Thursdays

and at St. Saviour’s (288-4215) on Mondays and Wednesdays

He can be reached at 812-8362 (cell) or 

Sr. Warden, Bunny Watts (244-3699); Jr. Warden, Mary Mitchell (244-9951)






St. John:

2013 Church Directory – available in the office and at the back of the Sanctuary.


Prayer Group meets on Tuesdays from 2:30-4:00 in the meeting room. If you would like to be a part of this wonderful ministry, please join us. Rita Redfield (244-4025); Gen MacKenzie (244-7313).


From Bach to Broadway—Saturday, March 9, 7:00 p.m., Soprano Bonnie Hersey and Stephen Sampson will present an evening of song. Suggested donation $10.00 at the door--ALL proceeds will help the Westside Food Pantry help others. What a lovely way to spend an evening!


A festive potluck supper to celebrate the marriage of Tim and Bob will be held at Bill Baker’s home, in Bass Harbor on Wednesday, March 6, at 5:30 p.m. Please bring the beverage of your choice and either hors d’oeuvres, main dish or salad to share. RSVP to Joan Bromage (244-3227) or . Questions, call Bunny Watts (244-3699) or


St. Saviour:

Lenten Study: Julia Morris-Myers and Sarah Flynn will be offering a Lenten study on Kathleen Norris' Amazing Grace: A Vocabulary of Faith.  Do you struggle with the words of our faith, such as judgment, dogma, salvation or sinner? If so, this is the class for you!  Norris blends history, theology, storytelling and memoir in this fascinating book which encourages us to embrace ancient traditions and find faith in our contemporary world.  The class will meet on Fridays in Lent, beginning February 22, from 12-1 in the Rectory Library.  Please order your own book (used for as little as $.01 on Amazon) and look for the vocabulary you'd like us to talk about. Please talk with Julia (667-9529) or Sarah (244-9496) for more information.  This is a great book and we anticipate lots of lively discussion!


St. Mary and St. Jude:

Soup Suppers:  Wednesday Evenings in Lent, beginning on February 20—prayer, soup and study. 5:00 pm – Contemplative Evening Prayer, with prayer, readings and silence; 5:45 pm – soup supper; 6:15 pm –Discover Your Gifts – a program that will help you assess your own gifts and discover how your gifts are important for God’s mission 

February 20:  How the Holy Spirit empowers us and equips us for the work of ministry

February 27:  A look at your Spiritual Gifts

March 6:  Identifying how your gifts are different from roles, talents and abilities

March 13:  Using your gifts in community


Church of Our Father:

Holy Eucharist and Breakfast, Wednesdays at 8:00 a.m.

Stations of the Cross: Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m.


Community Events

Island Connections needs volunteers! Island Connections seeks to provide free services to seniors, elderly and people with disabilities on Mount Desert Island and the surrounding islands that will enable them to live independently and with a strong quality of life. If you would like to volunteer please call 288-4457.


Harbor House Fund Raiser: Come join us for Island Dining at Red Sky with friends and Harbor House supporters on Thursday, March 7th starting at 6pm. $55 per person, includes tax & gratuity.  This dinner has always been a sold out event and since James and Elizabeth are sure to plan a gourmet feast, book your table today! To make sure you are part of this special evening, please call Diana at 244-3713 or email to reserve your seats. 


Serendipity is looking for more clothing donations! They are accepting nearly new or slightly worn men's, children's and women's clothing of all sizes. Donations are accepted during their open hours. Call 288-2000.


Joyful Noise: Community Singing on MDI is singing in harmony for experienced and novice singers alike.  You don't have to read music, either.  We'll explore music from a wide variety of cultural traditions, and all songs will be taught in the oral tradition.  Meeting the second Thursdays of each month at the Common Good Cafe in Seawall, 6 - 7:30pm, and in Bar Harbor at the YWCA the fourth Mondays of each month, 7 - 8:30pm.  Contact or 244-0446 for more information.


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Keep in your prayers this week: Peggy Walls, George Swanson, Jennie Cline, Bettina Dudley, Marcy MacKinnon, John Chryssavgis, Paul Haertel, Keith Storm, Christina Baker Kline, Brenda Merritt, and Julie Russell; and Dianne McMullan, Mary Mitchell, Jean Rohrer, Pamela Smith and other members of the Hancock County Medical Mission team who are working in Ecuador. Pray for the safe return of Shawn Reed and Adam Holt, who are among our armed forces serving overseas, and their families.


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Though you pray without ceasing, you won’t be called devout.

The Rev. Canon Bill Lewellis, Diocese of Bethlehem





St. John’s restored bell will be on display in the back of Ted Bromage's Tahoe on Sunday, February 24th between morning services. It is scheduled to be reinstalled in the belfry early next week. Attached are images of the broken leg and of its replacement along with it unbroken partner.